Consumers today are well aware of the stressors of everyday life, and are increasingly looking for spaces and products that can make a difference in their overall wellness. This year at Salone Del Mobile, designers and brands reflected the shift with a new emphasis on spaces that promote visitors’ physical and mental wellbeing.
American office furniture company Humanscale collaborated with designer Todd Bracher for RE:CHARGE Café, a pop-up space designed for visitors to recharge and find respite. The café is designed to enhance visitors’ wellbeing and includes biological lighting that follows circadian rhythms, air-purifying walls, and healthy food and drink offerings throughout the day.
“Humanscale’s commitment to health and wellness at work is the basis for this concept,” Bracher stated in a release. “I’ve been visiting the Salone for nearly 20 years. Jetlag, meetings, continuous exploring puts strain on one’s immune system. We are offering an environment that is designed to retune your body’s clock.” The café is located in the Brera district, the heart of Milan’s city center, and is perfectly placed for those seeking refuge from the busy Design Week.